The Jackson Historical Society has it annual show and sale this evening from 5 to 8. There will be many available historic works from 19th century white mountain artists , also in the show will be available works by Me and Erik Koeppel.
The Museum opening is also tonight. The show is called “The Jackson Five,” at The Jackson Historical Society Museum and features 5 artists who have or have had their studios in Jackson, NH: Frank Henry Shapleigh (1842-1906) , Mabel Williams (1870-1944), David Backer (1915-1999) , Erik Koeppel (1980-), Lauren Sansaricq (1990-)
I am so honored to be giving a lecture on my process as a landscape painter and how it relates to the Hudson River School, Nov. 3rd between 7 and 7:30pm at The Currier Museum , in Manchester N.H.
The lecture also aligns with a remarkable show the museum is doing on 19th century white mountain art called “Mount Washington: The Crown of New England”.
In my lecture I plan to discuss the Hudson River School artist’s approach of working from drawings and plein-air sketches to make their larger studio paintings. And more generally how these artists saw and studied nature.
Please join me Nov. 3rd! Should be a wonderful evening.
I was so honored to lecture and demonstrate on the subject of 19th century landscape painting techniques at the Museum of the White Mountains recently. In the lecture I talked about the common process among artists of that time to do drawings and color studies outdoors, then bring this information back to the studio to make larger studio paintings. And how these larger pictures were done in a layered process , first with an under-painting , then several layers of glazing and scummbling.
Here is my smaller color study, and drawing for the larger painting to the right
And the larger painting “The Basin” 24 x 48in.
For those interested in seeing a video of my process of how to make a Winter Full Moon painting, follow this link:
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Bethel Historical Society’s exhibition opening this past weekend. For those who missed it , The exhibit and sale will continue at the Dr. Moses Mason House, Tuesday thru Friday, from 1 to 4 pm, through October 14.Here are some photos from the show:
This upcoming Nov. 18th to 20th 2016 , I will be teaching a workshop on “Understanding the Sky for Artists” at The Grand Central Atelier in New York City. It will be a studio workshop , and is open to all levels! Here is my description:
“The sky is the heart of a landscape painting.
In this studio workshop we will dive into studying and painting the sky with oils. We will discuss how the sky is changing at different times of day, and what consistent principles can be found. We will talk about the atmospheric perspective and different varieties of clouds and how they optically interact with the sky. Atmospheric glazing and other types of glazing will be demonstrated. A combination of imagination and reference material from master paintings will be used, no photography.”